Pokemon GO Sizeable Surprises: Explained

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Pokemon GO has now accustomed us to the myriad of events that are organized throughout the year. One of the next ones that all game lovers must definitely take part in is the Pokemon GO Sizeable Surprises event.

This event, as you can well imagine from its name, will give you the chance to have some great surprises throughout its duration, so you should definitely take it into consideration. In this article, therefore, we will tell you everything you need to know about it, so that you are ready when the time comes.

Pokemon GO Sizeable Surprises

The Pokemon GO Sizeable Surprises event will start on April 4th at 10 am and will be in effect until April 9th at 8 pm (local time). Therefore, mark these days on your calendar and don’t miss out on the tasty surprises you can get!

For completeness, let’s see together what it is and what these Sizeable Surprises are that will be waiting for you shortly.

Event bonuses

There will be some very important bonuses that you certainly won’t want to miss and which will make your Pokemon GO experience during this event certainly more interesting.

  • 2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws or better.
  • Increased chance to encounter XXS and XXL Pokémon in the wild.
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Wailmer.

Wild encounters

As often happens during these events, also in this case, you will have the possibility of having a greater chance of meeting certain Pokemon during your “hunting trips”. If you are lucky enough, you might even come across the Shiny variants.

  • Diglett
  • Mantine
  • Wailmer
  • Joltik
  • Tynamo
  • Cutiefly
  • Wimpod
  • Cetoddle
  • Onix
  • Snorlax


As for raids, there will be specific Pokemon that will appear based on the type of raid. In Pokemon GO there are five different types of raids that vary based on difficulty, so during this event you will be able to encounter different Pokemon for each of them.

One-Star Raids

  • Foongus
  • Klink
  • Espurr
  • Tadbulb

Three-Star Raids

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Gyarados
  • Snorlax

Five-Star Raids

  • Celesteela (Southern Hemisphere)
  • Kartana (Northern Hemisphere)

Mega Raids

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Field Research

There will also be specific Field Research tasks that will allow you to encounter certain Pokemon once you are able to complete them. Again, if you are lucky enough, you might encounter the Shiny version.

  • Onix
  • Snorlax
  • Wailmer
  • Tynamo
  • Cutiefly
  • Wimpod

Collection challenges and Pokestop showcases

During the Pokemon Go Sizeable Surprises event, you will also have the opportunity to complete challenges that will allow you to obtain rewards, including: Razz Berries, Pinap Berries, XP, and encounters with Wimpod and Wailmer.

Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, don’t forget to check out the PokeStops while you’re out and about. In fact, some of them will give you the opportunity to take part in exclusive events dedicated to a specific Pokemon.

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